Several healthcare professionals had died in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic as they contracted the disease in the line of duty. Five MBBS seats have been earmarked by the Union Health Ministry for the children of such COVID-19 warriors seeking admission.
This quota is part of the central pool of MBBS seats that are allotted during the counselling process on the basis of the results of the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test.
One MBBS seat each is available under this quota at the Lady Hardinge Medical College (for ladies), Delhi; Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Wardha; Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College, Jabalpur; Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Ajmer; and Government Medical College, Haldwani, Uttarakhand.
Candidates may submit choices in their order of preference at these medical colleges.
Candidates eligible for these reserved seats have to send their applications attested by the Medical Education Director or Health Department Director of the respective state to the Central Medical Counselling Committee.
Application forms and the format to obtain certificates from the Director are available on the website.
Application norms are also on the website.
Those eligible for the seats also include wards of temporary staff attached to private institutions and daily wage employees who were martyred while fighting against the pandemic.